Officials: Troy homicide suspect was released after missed extradition deadline

Officials in Maryland said Thursday that an extradition warrant was received and processed too late, leading a man from Honduras to walk free in accordance with law before police say he killed a man Saturday.

Twenty-year-old Carlos Corrales-Ramirez was released from a New York jail after he’d been arrested for a stabbing out of Maryland. Border Patrol said he was a Honduran national in the U.S. illegally.

Rensselaer County officials raised concerns Wednesday about why officials in Maryland missed the deadline.

A spokesperson for Maryland Governor Wes Moore said the warrant was received too late.

A statement from the governor’s office says in part, “The process for his extradition begins in the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office. The state received and processed an application for requisition in late July—well after Mr. Corrales-Ramirez was released from custody in New York.”

The Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office said it initiated the warrant, as is routine when a defendant does not waive extradition. The office said the warrant would then go to the state’s attorney’s office before making its way through the court system for various signatures.

The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office said the office had signed off on the warrant on May 30. It’s not clear why the warrant was not received by the governor’s office until July.

Corrales-Ramirez faced charges for a stabbing at a convenience store in Laurel, Maryland on February 21. Records show he was charged with first degree assault, a felony, along with second degree assault and reckless endangerment, both misdemeanors.

The following month, he was taken into custody near New York’s border with Canada, arraigned on those charges, then sat awaiting extradition to go back to Maryland.

After officials say he was not picked up by law enforcement from Maryland, by law, he was released 90 days later. He then moved to Troy where he’s accused of killing 28-year-old Jairo Hernandez-Sanchez Saturday.